Mary Rechner is the author of Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women.

Her fiction has appeared in publications such as Harvard Review OnlineGettysburg Review, Burnside ReviewNew England Review, Kenyon Review, and Washington Square. Her criticism and essays have appeared in Oregon HumanitiesThe Believer, Propeller, and the Oregonian.

Mary has taught fiction writing at Portland State University and the University of Portland. She was the Director of Youth Programs at Literary Arts for nine years, is represented by Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises, and currently teaches high school students for Portland Public Schools.

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